ONTD has posted some photos originally posted on The Socialitelife of the filming of The Soloist with Robert Downey, Jr. and Jamie Foxx. It’s based on the LA Times writer Steve Lopez’ book, The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music.

It is, of course, too early to tell anything but if a picture were worth an Oscar…Foxx is looking that way with that makeup and in that part – it could either be the best thing or the worst thing – he’ll have to do more than impersonate Ray Charles this time around (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

Directed by Atonement’s Joe Wright, script by Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant.

More pics after the cut.